Our mission: To define and apply chemistry, materials science, forest management, and engineering principles to the characterization and utilization of southern forest resources for maximum societal benefits with minimal environmental consequences.
The Utilization of Southern Forest Resources research work unit (SRS-RWU-4704) is part of the Forest Restoration and Management science area of the Southern Research Station. We are headquarted in Auburn, AL. Learn more about our research →
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The Transformation of Wood
Wood can be hewn, sawed, bored, and planed. It can also be fractionated – which means splitting it into its chemical components of lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose.
- Stand-level structural characteristics dictate hurricane resistance and resilience more than silvicultural regime in longleaf pine woodlands
Polinko, A.D.; Willis, J.L.; Sharma, A.; Guldin, J.M.
- Seasonal biennial burning has negligible effects on longleaf pine basal area growth
Willis, John L.; Sharma, Ajay; Kush, John S.
- Southern pulpwood production, 2020
Winn, Matthew F.; Gray, James A.; Cooper, Jason A.; Bentley, James W.
- An investigaton of wood pallets landfilled and recovered at US municipal solid waste facilities
Shiner, Z.; Horvath, L.; Araman, P.; Gething, B.
- Investigation into the Pyrolysis Bond Dissociation Enthalpies (BDEs) of a Model Lignin Oligomer Using Density Functional Theory (DFT)
Houston, Ross W.; Elder, Thomas J.; Abdoulmoumine, Nourredine H.